Grant is a key member of the British Hang Gliding team representing Great Britain at the highest level in both World and European category 1 competitions.
Grant achieved his most significant result this year winning an individual Silver Medal in the 20th European Hang Gliding Championships in Macedonia and helping Great Britain to win a team Bronze. Grant’s Silver is the first individual GB medal since John Pendry’s Bronze in 1994. Grant flew consistently well throughout the competition achieving a top ten task result in four of the eight tasks and only missing individual gold by 155 points from a total of 6,871. His positive attitude and effective radio use helped the rest of the team to achieve good results with a total of three GB pilots finishing in the top ten for the first time since 1986. A few weeks later Grant was crowned 2018 British National Champion in Laragne, France. This was his fifth success in the National Championships
Grant has achieved outstanding results in British and World hang gliding competitions over the last 20 years, balancing his commitment to competitions with work and family life. This has often meant flying at weekends only where he can be seen out on the hill with his young family, often in less than ideal conditions, taking every opportunity to hone his flying skills.